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long-range rocket, aimed at the u.s. >> there are signs that a nuclear test is in the works. and we know their missiles can now reach hawaii. but it doesn't appear they can combine them yet. >> defense secretary leon panetta says the u.s. is ready, though, to meet any provocation. how is all this going over in that region? abc's gloria riviera has just arrived in seoul. and, gloria, how concerned are the leaders in south korea? >> reporter: rob, here in south korea, there is not panic yet. but there is serious concern. yesterday, it was the u.s. today, north korea directed its threat in this direction. north korea warned there would be, quote, strong, physical countermeasures against south korea if it takes direct part in the tougher u.s.-backed sanctions recently passed at the u.n. and analysts say american intelligence, international agency intelligence, it all concludes that the north
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koreans' missile capabilities are getting more sophisticated. slowly but surely. and that is a concern to south korea and to the rest of the world. well, gloria, what does all this tell us about the north's new leader, kim jong-un? >> reporter: with a new leader, there's a bit of hope that things will be different. of course, his father, kim jong-il was caught up in a cycle of threats and then tests and talks about denuclearization and walking away from the table. it looks as if kim jong-un, the new leader, is following in his father's footsteps, unfortunately. north korea appears to have turned its back on restarting six-party talks. the one country with an influential card to play here is china, north korea's one ally. it's a big provider of food aid for north korea. and china supported the u.n. resolution, urging restraint. calling for north korea to get back to the negotiating table. and say it will reduce its assistance if north korea
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carries out another test. that's not what kim jong-un wants to hear. but it's new. and many are hoping it doesn't fall on deaf years. >> a provocative action, certainly with the eyes of the world, again on that country. gloria riviera, live for us in seoul, south korea. thanks, glory. the threat from north korea will soon be john kerry's headache. president obama's nominee for secretary of state, testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill. but he fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program and about syria and pakistan. kerry is expected to sail through the confirmation vote some time next week. and gun control advocates are urging the public to get behind tough, new legislation, just unveiled yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault
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weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for
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christie next month at his home in california. the unbearable deep freeze menacing millions of americans is delivering yet another day of biting cold temperatures, as the dangerous winter weather blows into the east and south. you can now add more snow and ice into the frigid mix. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, the arctic air that's making life miserable for millions is marching south. in huntsville, alabama, salt trucks are standing by. they're prepping around knoxville, tennessee. >> we're expecting the worst. you always expect the worst. >> reporter: while the midwest and northeast remain frozen -- >> got 20 layers on. body warmers, hand warmers, foot warmers. >> reporter: a new round of ice and snow is bearing down on 15 states from ohio to alabama. this cold blast, which has taken over one-third of the country, is dangerous. look at what firefighters in chicago had to battle. weapon, that's burning ice.
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conditions weren't much better for firemen in lawrence, massachusetts. >> it's tough because we're running into frozen hydrants and frozen lines. >> reporter: a plane slipped off this icy runway. at least 11 cities from raleigh to atlanta, to chicago to seattle will have delays. roads are also a mess. icy conditions cause major accidents. >> we can't respond as efficiently as we would, you know, in the summertime. it does pose some obstacles. >> reporter: newark officials got an assist by the mayor, cory booker who moonlights as a superhero. last year, he saved a woman from a fire. this time, he saved a dog in the cold. there's a bit of good news for frozen americans, milder weather is forecast to return to the midwest, south and northeast next week. although, it may be brief. tahman bradley, abc news. and before we get the mild
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break that tahman just mentioned, 15 states are bratsing for a messy and icy commute. >> for the latest, we turn, now, to accuweather meteorologist, jim dickey. >> another brutally cold morning on tap. minus 16 in burlington. minus 5 in portland. down to 1 in syracuse. we're talking a weak area of low pressure. that's going to bring snow from the ohio valley toward the eastern seaboard, with an icy mix. places like raleigh, atlanta. watch out for slick spots in the evening commute. one to three inch event. higher amounts in the appalachians. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. coming up next, ashton kutcher takes his turn as the one and only steve jobs. our first look at the movie premiering at sundance today. and just in the nick of time, a rash of rescues, as floodwaters surprise people down under.
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welcome back, everybody. kia motors is getting ready to settle false mileage claims. the south korean automaker is putting aside almost $200 million to compensate owners after admitting it overstated the fuel economy on more than 1 million vehicles sold in north america. the boeing 787 dreamliner is still grounded after a rash of mechanical problems. investigators say safety backups failed on at least one of the planes, allowing a battery fire earlier this month. all nippon airways, which has more 787s than any other
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airline, has canceled almost 500 dreamliner flights so far. and this week can't end soon enough for apple. its stock fell more than 12% yesterday after a disappointing earnings report. many analysts are now lowering their estimates for the company. apple is also reporting that it terminated a subcontractor in china that was using under-aged workers. and we're getting our first look at the ashton kutcher film about apple founder, steve jobs. it will open in april on the anniversary of apple's founding. and it covers the early years of the company. in this clip, kutcher, as jobs, tries to convince co-founder steve wozniak, that there is a market for a personal computer. >> nobody wants to buy a computer. nobody. >> how can somebody know what they want if they've never even seen it? >> the real wozniak said that's not how it happened. if anything, he had to convince jobs. the film will be shown today at the sundance film festival out
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in utah. >> a little artistic license there. >> a little bit. but he looks a little bit like steve, though. not a bad job, ashton. coming up on this friday morning, community outrage after a squatter claims ownership of a waterfront mansion. so far, even police are helpless to do anything. and nearly 12 years after her murder, the case of chandra levy is in the headlines again.
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morning road conditions. snow-covered highways around the great lakes. light snow could make for a slick commute from indiana and ohio, into the northeast. icy roads from atlanta to nashville. slippery in parts of the southwest and pacific northwest. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible from new york to atlanta, chicago, l.a., vegas and salt lake city. and now, to a story that captivated the nation back in 2001, is back in the news. this is what everyone was talking about right before 9/11. hard to believe. you might remember washington intern chandra levy, who had an affair with then-congressman gary condit. she was murdered. and a man named ingmar guandique was later convicted in her death. >> now, his appeal is on hold. and two secret hearings have been held to address an unknown issue. levy's parents say they understand those hearings have to do with a witness that may have lied during testimony. a once-vacant south florida mansion has a new occupant, a
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squader, living in luxury, scott-free. a 23-year-old man from brazil quietly moved into the mansion in boca raton about a month ago. the $2.5 million waterfront property is owned by the bank. but the squatter is using an obscure law to lay his claim. and as you can imagine, his neighbors, they are outraged. >> nobody's happy. we all spent a lot of money to live on this street. and this guy -- this guy is trying to pull something. >> the squatter simply had to file a legal notice, pay taxes and liens and openly live in the house. if the original owner does not object and the bank does not take action, the house is legally his in seven years. an uninvited visitor caused quite a buzz at the white house. a pesky fly decided to hover around president obama's face as he was announcing his nomination for the s.e.c. it even landed for a moment right in his forehead. but this fly got a presidential pardon, unlike the one he famously splattered during an
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interview four years ago. and from l.a., a rescue worthy of hollywood. it featured a small dog and a somewhat elaborate zip line system. somehow the pooch had gotten on to a small island in l.a.'s mcarthur park. it was shivering in the rain. so, after considering several options, the rescue squad set up the zip line. no one knows who owns the dog. it doesn't have a microchip. and turning to england. a woman fell straight into a canal, that's right, while texting as she walked. she admitted she wasn't paying attention and claimed that the canal's gray ice looked like pavement. a passerby helped her out. and other than being embarrassed and a bit cold, she was fine. >> we've all done it. you know by now that next sunday's super bowl matches jim harbaugh's 49ers, against his brother john harbaugh's baltimore ravens. well, john harbaugh pranked his parents yesterday, on a media conference call. posing as john from baltimore, he asked if it was true that jim
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is actually his parents' favorite. harbaugh's sister, joanie, recognized john's voice and called him out on it. the harbaugh parents are predictably staying neutral for the big game. well done, mom and dad. and it's nearly official. in new orleans, with an elaborate video presentation, they unveiled the new logo of the pelicans yesterday. when the nba approves the name change, the pelicans will take the place of the hornets. not a bad logo. gooking kind of good. that and more from last night's hoops highlights, here's espn. >> good morning. cassidy hubbarth here with your "sportscenter" update. the knicks in boston taking on the celtics. the last time these two teams played, carmelo anthony and kevin garnett got into it. but showing a little love there. first quarter, melo, with the stepback. gets the "j" to go. second quarter. amar'e stoudemire, showing off with a nice reverse jam. knicks up, 50-48, at the half. in the fourth quarter, melo from distance.
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yes. knicks up, 75-68. the celtics would fight back. rajon rondo on the fastbreak, nice pass to avery bradley for the finish. celtics within six. then, rondo with a nice touch. he finished with a triple-double, his 17th in his career. under 1:30 to play. j.r. smith for three. puts the knicks up five. under ten seconds to play. celtics down 89-86. rondo to paul pierce. and pierce can't handle the pass. dribbles it out of bounds. take another look. handled. doc rivers in shock, as the knicks go on to win, 89-86. celtics lose their fifth-straight. to college hoops. the wolverines coming in having won 27 of the last 28 home game, taking on purdue. first half, glenn robinson iii, throwing it down. he had 12. second half, trey burke, nice hesitation. gets it to go. then, later, burke showing off
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defense. gets a steal and finishes on the other end. he had 15, 1 of 4 wolverines in double figures. and michigan outscores purdue in the second half to win their 12th-straight. that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm cassidy hubbarth. have a great morning. coming up next this morning, "the pulse," and big news about the next installment of "star wars." and a big sign of progress from the "gma" studio. rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating.
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>> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> odd friday morning at 4:28. look who is visiting this
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morning. >> hello! please say hell to to mr. mike nicco. >> they can see us any day. welcome. >> all right. good morning, everyone. live doppler 7 hd shows spotty radar returns this morning. some drizzle. a little bit of fog. another damp morning. not wide-spread rain like we had to the south yesterday morning for the commute. but it is still moist out there with wetness on the roads. temperatures are mild. novato is 46. upper 40's around napa and fairfield and concord. everyone else in the low-to-mid 50's. through the afternoon hour we will hang out in the upper 50's to mid-60's with a stray shower possible. less likely than yesterday. now, hello to sue hall. >> hello everyone. happy friday. we do have a little bit of mist and drizzle. some damp roads. no real problems to speak of.
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look at the golden gate bridge. i came across at 3:30, already four lanes for southbound commute. it is wide open. no problems. we have road work through marin county north 101 and south 101 from the bottom of the waldo grade to the top of the waldo grade. to oakland northbound and southbound, colisieum to 980 delayed until 9:00 with road work. >> developing news from the east bay, parents and police are watching an antioch elementary school after a man tried to lure a boy in his car. it happened near shut -- near the sutter elementary school on thursday afternoon. amy, are you there? we will try to make contact with amy in a few moments but, first, this story. police are investigating the
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third homicide of the year south side drive at 8:30 when a man was stabbed after being attacked by several men. the hunt for the killers continues. >> this morning, morgan hill police are trying to determine if there are more victims of a man accused of cold molestation. the 65-year-old was arrested after eight molestation counts remain filed. four young people accused the man of abusing them. the children were between the age of five and 13 at the time of the alleged crimes. he is held on half a million bail. >> happening now on the peninsula, san mateo sheriff deputy are searching for a missing 67-year-old woman with alzheimer's disease. this is a picture of the woman who disappeared after leaving her home in san mateo county. deputies say she left to go on a walk at 4:30 in the

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